How To Install Cinnamon On Ubuntu 12.10

Cinnamon is one of the desktop environments that you can choose from when installing Linux Mint and since Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu you can actually install it like any other package after you add the Cinnamon repository. In this quick and easy guide I will show you how to install Linux Mint’s Cinnamon desktop on Ubuntu.

Add Cinnamon Repository To Ubuntu

Before you can install Cinnamon desktop on Ubuntu you will have to add the repository. You can do this by opening a terminal (CTRL+ALT+T) and running the command found below.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinnamon-stable

This is going to also install the signing key which shows that none of the files found in the repository have been tampered with since they were created. (Press enter when asked instead of CTRL+C).

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After you have added the official Cinnamon repository you will need to update your available packages list using the command sudo apt-get update. After this is completed all you should have to do is install Cinnamon desktop on Ubuntu using the following command.

sudo apt-get install cinnamon

After this is complete you can switch to Cinnamon desktop by logging out and changing your session to Cinnamon. (Click on the round Ubuntu logo next to your login name to see a list of available desktop environments).

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